Calling to provide certainty for the charities sector, the future of The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is more secure following a move in the Senate in late June. The Federal Opposition parties and some independents passed a motion to call the Government to withdraw the bill to repeal the ACNC, which was reintroduced to the House of Representatives in December 2014. The motion passed unopposed and is the clearest indication yet that that repeal legislation would not pass a senate vote.
The move comes on top of Social Services Minister Scott Morrison indicating in February that abolishing the ACNC was not a top priority. The May 2015 budget also provided funding for the ACNC until at least 2019.